Conservatory Schedule

The Downtown Dance Conservatory, planted in the heart of historic downtown Gadsden, Alabama, offers quality classical and contemporary dance education for the primary to pre-professional level dancer.


2020-2021 Season Schedule of Events


In the case of inclement weather, DDC follows the Gadsden City School System in cancellation of scheduled classes. The DDC does not cancel for any early dismissal, holidays not listed below, or inservice days.

JOIN OUR REMINDS FOR ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS.

  • August 24- First day of classes for students
  • September 7- Labor Day Holiday (No classes)
  • September 26 10 AM – Auditions for Community Cast of DDC’s Nutcracker (Open for dancers age 6-11)
  • October 29 – DDC’s 7th Annual TUTU2K
  • October 12 – Fall Break (No Classes)
  • October 19-22 – Costume Payments are Due
  • November 11- Veterans Day
  • November 20, 21, 22 – DDC’s NUTCRACKER PRINCESS
  • November 23-27 Thanksgiving Holiday (No classes)
  • December 8-14 Tentative Tea Party Parent Preview
  • December 15 -January 15 Winter Break (No Classes)
  • January 18 – 1st day of classes spring semester
  • January 23 & 24 – Tentative-DDC travels to Alabama Dance Festival
  • February 1-4 – Final Costume Payment/Upper School Spring Payment
  • February 15 – Presidents Day (No Classes)
  • March 29-April 2- Spring Break
  • April 14-15, 19-20 Picture Week
  • April 22 – Ticket Sales for Annual Production
  • April 26-29 Parent Preview Week
  • April 26-April 29 Registration for current students 2021-2022
  • April 30 – Open house & Registration for new students
  • May 6- Last day of classes
  • May 13- Dress rehearsal for DDC’s Annual Production

Conservatory Class Schedule 2021-2022 Season


MONDAY

3:30
4:30
5:30
6:30

Studio 1

Lower Contemporary II

Grade 5

Jr. Dance Artists

Solo/Variations

Studio 2

Imagidance I

Imagidance II

Primary

Solo/Variations

Studio 3

Grade 2

Grade 4

-

Solo/Variations

Studio 4

Upper School Alphas

Jr. Dance Artist/Gamma Contemporary

Dance Artists Company
Rehearsal

Solo/Variations

TUESDAY

3:30
4:30
5:30
6:30

Studio 1

Lower Contemporary I

Grade 3

Jr. Dance Artists

-

Studio 2

Imagidance I

Imagidance II
-
-

Studio 3

Grade 5

Grade 2

Grade 4

-

Studio 4

Upper School Betas

Grade 4 & 5 Classical Tap/Character

Dance Artists Company Rehearsal

Solo/Variations

WEDNESDAY

3:30

Studio 1

Grade 1

Studio 2

Imagidance II

Studio 3

Primary

Studio 4

Tap/Character 1
Grade 2 & 3

Thursday

3:30
4:30
5:30

Studio 1

Upper School Alphas

Grade 1

Junior Dance Artists

Studio 2

Primary

Imagidance I
-

Studio 3

Grade 3

-

-

Studio 4

Upper School Betas

Alpha/Beta Contemporary
Dance Artists Company Rehearsal

Monday

  • 3:30 - Grade 5- Laura
  • 4:30 - Lower Contemporary II- Krystin
  • 5:30 - Jr. Dance Artists- Krystin
  • 6:30 - Grade 5- Laura

Tuesday

  • 3:30 - Grade 3- Laura
  • 4:30 - Lower Contemporary II- Krystin
  • 5:30 - Jr. Dance Artists- Krystin
  • 6:30 - *

Wednesday

  • 3:30 - Grade 1- Laura

THURSDAY

  • 3:30 - Upper School Alphas - Krystin
  • 4:30 - Alpha/Beta Contemporary- Krystin
  • 5:30 - Upper School Gammas- Laura

DDC Contact


CALL

(256) 543-2787
Extension 41

EMAIL

info@ddcgadsden.com
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Courses Offered


Imagidance


Created by Artistic Director Linze Rickles McRae, this pre-ballet curriculum is designed to spark the imagination and early dancing skills for students ages 3-5. With weekly themes on dance, nature, and social skills, students are introduced to the art of ballet in a fun and creative atmosphere.

Classical Ballet


Our teaching is consistent with the Royal Academy of Dance, the world’s leading teaching and training organization. As the Conservatory’s focus, students are taught with the belief that a good base in ballet technique trains the ability of the dancer to dance with freedom and gives the overall knowledge of dance as a whole. Introduction to classical ballet classes begin with age 6 and progress through levels to the training of beginning to advanced pointe and classical variation studies.

Downtown Dance Artists Ensemble


Students who are recommended for the honors level classes have the opportunity to be a member of this group. Members participate with the Cultural Arts Foundation and the Downtown Dance Conservatory’s mission of sharing and innovating through dance to the community with public performances and various projects. The ensemble performs both locally and internationally in performance tours and arts festivals each season. Training at the level of the ensemble requires dedication and commitment with the emphasis of a pre-professional and career building focus.

Contemporary Dance


These free style classes are a favorite among students with work in free movement, jazz, and modern dance. Students develop their training through strength and stamina exercises, and are also involved with projects in dance theory and creative imagery through movement. Classes are divided into three levels beginning at the Grade 2 level.

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